EPA quality comprises of 5 full time positions and several departmental quality leads and quality support who work within their discipline but also have quality responsibilities.
The laboratories within the EPA network are required to be accredited to the international standard ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence.
The following EPA departments are currently UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited medical laboratories to BS EN ISO15189:2012:
The process of accreditation to BS EN ISO 15189:2012 is planned for a defined scope involving the following departments. This will be carried out in a phased process as single site disciplines:
Applications for extensions to scope will be submitted to UKAS when the laboratories concerned are ready for assessment.
The EPA has decided that it will not use the UKAS logo.
EWG-H-006 Last updated 22/08/2022 (2)